Chicago, IL, November 09, 2018 –(– Pangea Cares, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that serves underrepresented communities in Chicago, Indianapolis and Baltimore, will prepare and distribute 125 Thanksgiving turkey baskets to residents of Pangea Properties, a private Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), on Saturday, November 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In time for Thanksgiving, Pangea Cares will be making the holiday special for families in need living in Chicago and Indianapolis. The Turkey Giveaway initiative is a part of Pangea Cares’ mission to improve the communities that Pangea Properties owns and operates.

“This initiative is one way for us to give back to our communities, specifically our residents in need. We chose residents who we know are hard workers and are deserving of little help this holiday season. We wanted to ensure that families have a good feast on Thanksgiving because everyone deserves to have a fulfilling holiday. I’m glad that we are able to make a difference,” said Chanelle Cromwell, Programs Director for Pangea Cares.

Prior to the event, employees will prepare and assemble baskets to be delivered on Nov 17. Each basket will include a variety of traditional Thanksgiving items such as a turkey, green beans, stuffing, cornbread, corn, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, carrots, cranberry sauce, and more. In addition, the baskets will also include a personalized guide that contains recipes and cooking tips to prepare the perfect Thanksgiving dinner.

Volunteers of the organization will personally deliver turkey baskets to the homes of 125 Pangea residents.

Kelsey Lake, Operations Associate at Pangea, is looking forward to seeing the faces of Pangea residents brighten as they receive the baskets. “The turkey giveaway allows those of us in non-resident facing roles to have the opportunity to interact face-to-face with residents. This is such a great way to give back and connect with those in our neighborhoods,” she added.

Last year, Pangea Cares participated in the Chicago Basket Brigade and delivered 30 baskets to Pangea Properties residents. The organization plans to more than double its distribution this year and continue efforts in years to come.

About Pangea Cares
Pangea Cares is a 501c3 nonprofit organization within Pangea Properties whose mission is to heal Chicago, Indianapolis and Baltimore communities from the inside out. Through the Pangea Cares initiative, Pangea creates meaningful social impacts by tackling three pillars of community service: health and wellness, education and technology, and community beautification. Pangea Cares has been recognized for its service by the Chicagoland Apartment Association, the Chicago Housing Authority, and Yardi Property Management solutions. For more information, visit Pangea Cares online at

About Pangea Properties
Pangea Properties is a private real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on the workforce housing segment of the multi-family, residential real estate market. Pangea was founded in 2008 with the mission to bring service, value and care to its residents. The unique REIT owns and operates all of its properties, delivering the highest standard of service to its residents by utilizing interactive technology, 24/7 maintenance support, a centralized call center for residents and localized management staff. Today Pangea has invested over $475 million into 13,000+ apartment units throughout Chicago, Indianapolis and Baltimore, with the goal of continuing to expand within existing markets and new markets nationally. Pangea has been highlighted by several media outlets including Forbes, CNBC, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, Chicago Grid and The Steve Harvey Show. Pangea was awarded the Inc. 500|5000 Hall of Fame award for 5 consecutive designations from 2013 through 2017, ranking first overall for the Chicago market and second for the entire real estate industry in 2013. Pangea has won numerous awards including multiple Good Neighbor Awards and has been named a Crain’s Chicago Business Top Job’s Creator as well as a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace several times. For more information, visit Pangea online at,, or on Twitter @PangeaRE.